Hiking

Hocking Hills hiking

One of the features of the Hocking Hills area is numerous options for hiking. Whether you are looking for a short walk or something that is more vigorous, you are sure to find the natural beauty.

Some of the more popular sites include: Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Conkel's HollowLake Hope State ParkLake Logan State Park, Old Man's CaveRockbridge Nature PreserveRock House and the Wayne National Forest.

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Hocking Hills State Park

Towering cliffs, waterfalls, and deep gorges are all found in Hocking Hills State Park. Actually encompassing six distinctly different natural areas, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio offers such great diversity...

Wayne National Forest

We welcome you to visit the Wayne National Forest Welcome Center, which also serves as our headquarters and home to the Athens Ranger District office. We’re open 8-4:30, Monday through...

Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls has the greatest volume of water of all the falls in Hocking County, with water plunging 50 feet. It’s easily the most photographed of waterfalls in Ohio. The...

Hemlock Bridge Trail and Whispering Cave Trail

New Trails Open: Hemlock Bridge Trail and Whispering Cave Trail The Hemlock Bridge Trail passes Whispering Cave and connects with the gorge trail to Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls....

Lake Hope State Park

A natural paradise, 2,983-acre Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region...

Conkle’s Hollow Nature Preserve

Designated as a State Nature Preserve in 1977, Conkle’s Hollow’s sheer cliffs of Black Hand sandstone rise nearly 200 feet above the valley floor. The deep, cool gorge, which is...

Ash Cave

Ash Cave is the largest recess cave east of the Mississippi and perhaps the most awe-inspiring feature of Hocking Hills State Park. With a horseshoe-shaped rim that spans 700 feet,...

Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

Rockbridge’s natural arch or bridge is more than 100 feet long and 10 to 20 feet wide, and gracefully arches 50 feet across a ravine. It is considered the largest...

Cantwell Cliffs

Situated on a high outcropping of Black Hand sandstone, Cantwell Cliffs is in one of the most remote areas of Hocking Hills State Park, and offers hikers the best of...

High Rock Adventures

An adventure and nature tour company featuring on site, fully guided natural Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Rock Challenge Tours, Ecotours, educational workshops, and an exclusive Night Flight Rappel! We also offer...

Rock House

The only true cave in Hocking Hills State Park, this grand tunnel-like corridor is situated midway up a 150-foot cliff of Black Hand sandstone. The cavern features natural cut-outs which...

Old Man's Cave

Comprised of the Upper Falls, Upper Gorge,Middle Falls, Lower Falls and Lower Gorge, Old Man’s Cave travels along the magnificent gorge cut through the entire 150-foot thickness of the Blackhand...

Lake Logan State Park

Lake Logan was developed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 1955 for recreational purposes. It’s now one of the finest fishing lakes in Ohio. Lake Logan sports northern...